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Moon’s Last Chance on North Korea
June 15, 2021

Moon’s Last Chance on North Korea

By Mitch Shin
In his final months in office, South Korean President Moon Jae-in has few options for pursuing better relations with the North.

Could More Powerful South Korean Ballistic Missiles Actually Help North Korea?
June 03, 2021

Could More Powerful South Korean Ballistic Missiles Actually Help North Korea?

By A. B. Abrams
The U.S. decision to lift restrictions on South Korean missile development could be a blessing in disguise for Pyongyang.
What to Expect From President Biden’s North Korea Policy
May 19, 2021

What to Expect From President Biden’s North Korea Policy

By Swaran Singh
Efforts at denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula will face complex political calculations at play in the U.S. and South Korea.

Kim Yo Jong Slams Seoul After Anti-North Korea Leaflets Launched
May 04, 2021

Kim Yo Jong Slams Seoul After Anti-North Korea Leaflets Launched

By Mitch Shin
After an activist launched leaflets to the North last week, Pyongyang immediately responded with harsh warnings.

Defying Government Ban, Activist Says He Sent Leaflets to North Korea 
April 30, 2021

Defying Government Ban, Activist Says He Sent Leaflets to North Korea 

By Mitch Shin
If his claim is confirmed, Park Sang-hak would be the first known person to violate a new law banning people from sending leaflets to North Korea.

North Korea Says It Won’t Participate in Tokyo Olympics
April 06, 2021

North Korea Says It Won’t Participate in Tokyo Olympics

By Kim Tong-Hyung
Pyongyang cited concerns over COVID-19 for its decision. Its absence from the Games further dims hope of a diplomatic breakthrough.

North Korea Takes Aim at Seoul as Biden Mulls Policy Options
March 30, 2021

North Korea Takes Aim at Seoul as Biden Mulls Policy Options

By Mitch Shin
After Pyongyang's resumed missile testing, Seoul and Washington are having difficulties finding a way to resume dialogue.
US Secretaries of State and Defense Hold Talks in South Korea 
March 18, 2021

US Secretaries of State and Defense Hold Talks in South Korea 

By Mitch Shin
After a joint two-day visit to Japan, the new officials headed to South Korea amid North Korea’s blunt criticism toward Washington. 

Seeking North Korea Breakthrough, Seoul Looks to Biden Administration
February 03, 2021

Seeking North Korea Breakthrough, Seoul Looks to Biden Administration

By Mitch Shin
The Moon administration starts dialogue with the new U.S. administration, hoping to induce Pyongyang to reactivate back channels for negotiations.

Duyeon Kim on South Korea’s Foreign Policy Priorities
February 02, 2021

Duyeon Kim on South Korea’s Foreign Policy Priorities

By Shannon Tiezzi
How the Moon administration is seeking to navigate its most pressing challenges, from North Korea to the U.S.-China cold war.

President Moon Is Still Hopeful for North Korea Talks
January 19, 2021

President Moon Is Still Hopeful for North Korea Talks

By Mitch Shin
In a press conference on Monday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in expressed his wish to resume talks with North Korea – including hosting Kim Jong Un in Seoul.
How Biden Can Navigate a New Era in South Korean Politics
January 15, 2021

How Biden Can Navigate a New Era in South Korean Politics

By Brian Kim
The future of U.S.-ROK relations depends on the United States understanding the priorities of South Korea’s now-dominant liberals.

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